It’s the hottest topic in nutrition—gut health!
For years, people connected gut health to digestion alone, but modern research shows that your gut health is a sign of your overall health.
Your gut is responsible for 70-90% of your immune system. Also, a healthy gut is the only way to assimilate the nutrients you need to be healthy overall. And do you realize that a healthy gut can improve your mood? Consider your gut as your “second” brain; its nervous system actually has more neurotransmitters (mood boosters) than your brain!
Your intestinal tract is home to 100 trillion microorganisms—there are 10 times more bacteria in your gut than there are cells in your entire body. To establish a healthy gut, you need to make sure that the healthy bacteria in your intestines are thriving and the unhealthy bacteria are not. Sadly, many factors in today’s lifestyle contribute to the production of unhealthy bacteria, including: antibiotics, stress, processed food (particularly refined grains and sugars devoid of fiber).
Try to limit stress and only use antibiotics when necessary. Eat a wholesome diet with whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables to assure you are getting much-needed fiber for your gut (it’s good for your heart too)! This will begin to establish a better ratio of healthy bacteria over unhealthy bacteria.
But chances are you’ll need some additional help to boost the healthy bacteria.
Probiotics can maintain or help restore the healthy bacteria and you don’t need a pill to get a strong dose of probiotics. Fermented food such as miso, sauerkraut, kefir, and yogurt can deliver an outstanding amount of probiotics, boosting your gut health fabulously.
But what if you are lactose-intolerant and can’t consume yogurt or kefir?! And what if you have problems with digestion in general, such as IBS?
Fret not. This is where Green Valley Creamery has you covered! They have an amazing selection of yogurt and kefir products that are lactose-free and contain a blend of more than 10 different live and active probiotic strains. The combination was specifically selected for the health benefits they can deliver.
Green Valley brings the joy back to dairy. You never have to worry about their products causing digestion distress. Their products are FODMAP-friendly. FODMAP is a scientific acronym that stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols, which are poorly-absorbed carbohydrates that ferment in the gut causing gas, bloating and uncomfortable IBS-type symptoms. A low-FODMAP diet has proven to be one of the best ways to avoid digestive discomfort. Because Green Valley Creamery dairy products don’t contain lactose—a disaccharide that many Americans have trouble digesting—they are safe to eat for those following a low-FODMAP diet.
Give Green Valley Creamery products a try as part of your gut health improvement prescription and you will be well on your way to a healthier life!